First year engineering success at Smarter Travel Campus Awards
23 April 2019
The Smarter Travel Campus Awards invited third-level students to create entries relevant to their course discipline to promote more sustainable modes of transport: walking; cycling; public transport and car pooling
The Smarter Travel Campus Awards invited third-level students to create entries relevant to their course discipline to promote more sustainable modes of transport: walking; cycling; public transport and car pooling.
EM105 Professional Development for Engineers
This year through the DCU IGNITE Programme for first years, Dr Anne Morrissey and Dr James Carton of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering created a project based off the Smarter Travel Campus Awards within EM105 Professional Development for Engineers.
Student teams produced posters of innovative ideas and technologies to support, promote and encourage more sustainable transport. The more developed projects were shortlisted for entry to the awards.
Of the teams who entered the awards, five teams were shortlisted for the Smarter Travel Campus awards in the engineering categories held at the Lighthouse cinema competing against a number of colleges and universities from all across Ireland.
Taidhg Treacy, Sean Callaghan, Caoimhe McDonnell and Katelyn Gallagher won the overall award in the Engineering and Innovation – Technology category for their original idea on getting reduced toll bridge charges for car pooling.
Category: Engineering and Innovation – Technology
1.) Aimee Shanley Brookes and Andrew Brohan – Defeet Emissions an app to encourage sustainable travel.
2.) Eamon Kilheaney, Erick Zhu, Ahmed Sabertaha and Jacob Baneham – Wayward: Encouraging Smarter Travel with Gamification.
3.) Roisin Feehan, Oscar Scanlon, Niamh Briody and Jordan McConnon – Green aware project, an experiment in using social media to increase awareness of smarter travel.
4.) Taidhg Treacy, Sean Callaghan, Caoimhe McDonnell and Katelyn Gallagher – e-Toll with car pool, reduced toll charges for people who car pool – and overall winners of this category (main image).
Category: Engineering and Innovation – Design
1.) Dylan Cannyghin and Christian Benedict Velasco – A bike docking station that eliminates the need to carry a bike lock.